Tekzilla #45: Stop Bandwidth Hogs. Mic Roundup. DOS Games in Vista

Posted in Networking, Operating Systems, Podcasts on December 03, 2008

Our Badass Gaming PC Is Assembled! Replace Lost Windows Disks. Rescue Scratched CDs/DVDs. A Better Microphone For Your PC. Play DOS Games in Vista and XP. How to throttle your high speed internet bandwidth so everyone can get an equal share.

Is somebody hogging the bandwidth in your house? Check to see if your router offers QoS settings so you can to throttle bandwidth on your network. If you've got one of the ever so popular Linksys WRT54G broadband router that supports firmware upgrades, you can check out the advanced bandwidth throttling features in the DD-WRT or Tomato firmware.

Playing DOS games in Windows on today's machines can be a tricky affair. You can try Windows XP's compatibility mode, but running a DOSBox will probably work better. If you're a fan of the old LucasArts games like Monkey Island and Day of the Tentacle check out the ScummVM project.

This week's Freebie download pick is a pair of Free Non-Destructive Disk Partitioning Tools! We've spent the most time with GParted, great free tool for "creating, destroying, resizing, moving, checking and copying partitions, and the file systems on them," but a general hue and cry on Twitter led us to the most fabulous PartedMagic, which packs a set of useful tools around GParted!

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